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Regency Beauty Institute closes nationwide, including its KC location

Regency Beauty Institute is closing schools nationwide, including its location at U.S. 40 and Noland Road in Kansas City. The company posted a statement on its website that attributed the closing to a declining number of students, not having enough cash to run the business and “a negative characterization of for-profit education by regulators and politicians.”

Business

Ferrellgas CEO out after large financial loss

Overland Park-based Ferrellgas Partners L.P. said CEO Stephen L. Wambold stepped down as the company wrote down the value of its oil delivery business roughly a year after buying it. The action led to a $661.4 million loss in its fiscal fourth quarter. Founder James Ferrell has become interim CEO.

National

First it was Samsung phones. Now it’s exploding Samsung washing machines

Some Samsung washing machines, a lawsuit alleges, vibrate violently under heavy loads causing the tub to “become unfastened, resulting in a dramatic centrifugal explosion that destroys the machine and nearby property.” The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a statement about “safety issues” with Samsung washers. The warning comes weeks after Samsung recalled its Galaxy Note 7 cellphone after the gadget began exploding in consumers’ pockets, vehicles and airplanes.

Business

KC Chamber of Commerce honors two of the area’s female leaders

Debby Ballard, president of the Sprint Foundation, will receive the Athena Leadership Award from the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City at a reception Thursday. Chandra Clark, with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City, will receive the chamber’s Athena Young Professionals Leadership Award.

National

New Jersey train station crash kills 1 dead; over 100 hurt

A rush hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a grisly wreck that renewed questions about whether long-delayed automated safety technology could have prevented tragedy.

Technology

NJ train crash raises many familiar safety issues

The investigation into a New Jersey commuter train that hurtled into a station building Thursday raises many familiar issues from other crashes, including whether the tragedy could have been prevented or mitigated if a key safety technology had been in place.

Videos

Hillary or the Donald — which mask will you wear?

For a costume shop in Tacoma, Wash., it is a seasonal opportunity to see where patrons stand on the political divide. Mary Johnson, owner of Northwest Costume on 6th Avenue, ordered dozens of masks featuring the presidential candidates – Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. Sales so far have been tepid, but customers reactions have been colorful.
Mantai Chow The News Tribune
Hillary or the Donald — which mask will you wear? 1:33

Hillary or the Donald — which mask will you wear?

Virtual beekeepers help save the honeybees 2:45

Virtual beekeepers help save the honeybees

The story behind Andy Warhol's painting of Marion Bloch 4:26

The story behind Andy Warhol's painting of Marion Bloch

Kansas City marks the centennial of Ewing M. Kauffman's birth 2:02

Kansas City marks the centennial of Ewing M. Kauffman's birth